Ball Four: The Final Pitch

Ball Four: The Final Pitch

by Jim Bouton


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The beloved baseball classic now available in paperback, with an updated epilogue by Jim Bouton

When  Ball Four was first published in 1970, it hit the sports world like a lightning bolt. Commissioners, executives, and players were shocked. Sportswriters called author Jim Bouton a traitor and "social leper." Commissioner Bowie Kuhn tried to force him to declare the book untrue. Fans, however, loved the book. And serious critics called it an important social document. Following his death, Bouton’s landmark book has remained popular and his legacy lives on through its many readers, including those who don't ordinarily follow baseball.

For the updated edition of this historic book, Bouton wrote a new epilogue, detailing his perspective on how baseball has changed since the last edition was released.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781630260347
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 04/01/2014
Pages: 508
Sales rank: 12,245
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

After his career as a major league pitcher, Jim Bouton was a writer, businessman, motivational speaker, and ace pitcher for a semipro baseball team near his home in Teaneck, New Jersey. He passed away in July 2019.

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Ball Four: The Final Pitch 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Capt_Frank_NJ More than 1 year ago
A real disappointment. I read the original. He edited out many things to become more PC. Which was the allure- it was not PC crap of today. A sell out.
Anonymous 7 months ago
i enjoyed this book as much as I did the original - baseball needs this story, america needs baseball
Anonymous 7 months ago
This book opened my mind to the real side of baseball as a young fan. A totally enjoyable re-read. Rest In Peace Jim!